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Natural Gas

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average daily demand for gas was in the last year for which figures are available; and what the average daily demand for gas was in (a) winter and (b) summer months of that year. (266730)

Average daily demand can be calculated as total annual demand divided by the number of days in the year. The latest year for which figures are available is 2007.Data for 2008 will be available on 30 July 2009. Total natural gas demand in 2007 was 1,056,846 GWh. The average daily demand for natural gas in 2007 was, therefore, 2,895 GWh.

Total demand in the two winter quarters of 2007 was 652,906, giving an average daily demand of 3,587 GWh. Total demand in the two summer quarters of 2007 was 403,940 GWh, giving an average daily demand of 2,207 GWh.